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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:04 PM
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I have an 1981 gl1100 interstate that im restoring and ive ran into a problem with the rear bbrake pedal. When I press it down I have good rear brakes but the pedal will not come back up to its original position. What am I missing?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-16-2008, 05:21 PM
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Rust on the shaft the pedal rotates on. Best to remove the pedal and clean up the rust. Lube with waterproof grease.

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After you get it cleaned up, drill and tap a grease fitting in there and keep it greased.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 12:26 PM
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so you dont think it has anything to do with the master cylinder or anything? It was working fine one day then the very next day it would not return up to its normal position.
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Is there supposed to be a spring or anything to help in the return?
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There is definitely a large return spring on my 83 interstate, assuming you have a similar one.

Here's a picture of it. The little spring is just for the brake light switch.

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I'm having the same problem. I noticed that when the brake pedal is in the upper position, there is slack in that spring by a good 1/4 inch. Obviously the spring will have to be replaced. Good advice previously on cleaning and lubricating the shaft.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 02:52 PM
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Thank you very much guys!
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